The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made : Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy

The Wise Men

Six Friends and the World They Made : Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy

Hardcover
Pub. price: $22.95

ISBN10: 0671504657 ISBN13: 9780671504656 Contributors: Thomas, Evan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: Oct 1 1986 Language: English

Publisher's Comments

A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt's special envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of state who was more responsible for the Truman Doctrine than Truman and for the Marshall Plan than General Marshall; George Kennan, self-cast outsider and intellectual darling of the Washington elite; Robert Lovett, assistant secretary of war, undersecretary of state, and secretary of defense throughout the formative years of the Cold War; John McCloy, one of the nation's most influential private citizens; and Charles Bohlen, adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union.

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